Muslim Democracy in Turkey

10 August 2003 Muslim Democracy in Turkey By Gwynne Dyer It goes against all the stereotypes about Turkey. Talk to the party secretary of the traditionally secular Republican People’s Party in a small south coast town and she sounds old-fashioned and anti-democratic with her talk of the Turkish army as the ‘last resort’ against the …

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Turkey in Europe

5 December 2002 Turkey in Europe By Gwynne Dyer It was Valery Giscard d’Estaing, former president of France and now head of the convention on the constitutional future of Europe, who broke the long, embarrassed silence in early November. Turkey, he said, is “not a European country.” It has “a different culture, a different approach, …

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